systems, engineering and assembly.
Due to its central location and industrial base, Midlothian is home to more
than 20 contract carriers with full-service
Known as the self-proclaimed “Steel and
Cement Capital of Texas,” the Midlo-thian-based Chaparral Steel Company
ranks as the most productive in the U.S.
Three other cement plants are here, too—
Texas Industries, North Texas Cement Co.
and Holnam. And, Midlothian’s status as
a foreign trade zone plays host to several
automobile manufacturers, including
Mazda Motor of America and Nissan.
Midlothian ISD offers a full range of technical, vocational and academic courses,
including gifted, special education and
advanced placement courses, and students’
SAT scores continue to rank above the
national average. The city is also home to
two 18-hole golf courses, four parks, three
tennis courts, and is just 10 miles from
popular Joe Pool Lake.
Families and retirees are attracted to Ovilla
because of its historic, small village charm.
The smallest home sites are 1/3-acre. Most
lots average 1/2-acre or larger. The smallest
homes are 2,000 sq. ft., and most new homes
are much larger. The average new home
built since 1992 is more than $200,000,
with many new homes priced at more than
Established in 1844, Ovilla grew rapidly
until early 1900, when two fires ravaged
Located south of Joe Pool Lake and the
cities of Arlington and Grand Prairie, the
city of Midlothian played an important
part in the mid to late 1800s as the halfway
point between Dallas and Cleburne with
the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad.
Now, this city at the northwest corner
of Ellis County covers 28 square miles
of rolling hills along the Great Texas
Escarpment. Residents have maintained
the area’s rural small-town heritage, yet
have grown both residentially and industrially. Lifestyle choices range from rural
ranch to downtown historic homes, with
a progressive commercial center and state-of-the-art industry that includes leaders in
manufacturing, recycling, high technology
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